Basil D'Oliveira date of birth:

October 4, 1931

How old was Basil D'Oliveira when died?


Where was Basil D'Oliveira born?

Cape Town, South Africa

When did Basil D'Oliveira die?

November 19, 2011

What is Basil D'Oliveira nationality?


What is Basil D'Oliveira's occupation?

Cricket player

Short Biography

Basil Lewis D'Oliveira CBE (4 October 1931 – 19 November 2011), known affectionately around the world as "Dolly", was a South African cricketer who played for England. D'Oliveira was classified as 'coloured' under the apartheid regime, and hence barred from first-class cricket, resulting in his emigration to England. He played for the England cricket team in forty-four Test matches, and four ODIs. Despite his cricketing prowess, he was best known because of the "D'Oliveira affair", centred on his inclusion in the England side for a planned tour to South Africa in 1968.